1. The Antiques & Collectors Fair, Alexandra Palace
Hosting regular vintage and antiques fairs throughout the year, Alexandra Palace is a fabulous spot for a good old-fashioned rummage. From ceramics to clothing, the Antiques & Collectors Fair is a staple on many treasure hunter’s calendar of vintage events.
2. The North London Vintage Market, Crouch End
Held in St Mary’s Parish Hall, Cranley Gardens, the North London Vintage Market regularly hosts 50 carefully selected stalls, trading a dazzling array of affordable vintage wonders, from art and fashion to homeware. With each market taking place over the course of a weekend, there are plenty of chances to discover vintage finds here. Get more information here.
If your wardrobe pre-dates your mother’s, the Hammersmith Vintage Fashion Fair is a must visit. Now in its 16th year, this much-loved fair is a hotly anticipated date in any vintage fashion lover’s diary. With over 100 stalls selling pre-loved style from across the eras (at prices that trounce those found in trendy vintage stores), get down to Hammersmith Town Hall for your next vintage fix.
4. So Vintage London, Old Spitalfields Market
Retro editions of Vogue, taxidermy, hand picked vintage jewellery – the trendier side of the vintage scene is well-represented at So Vintage, London’s regular event at Old Spitalfields Market. The market is full of attractions too, if you’re searching for a fun day out, with retro photo booths and food stalls to keep you occupied! Find out more here.
5. Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair
Held in the beautiful art nouveau building, Old Finsbury Town Hall, Clerkenwell Vintage fashion fair is a truly immersive retro experience, complete with live music, a traditional tearoom and an on-site alterations service so you can turn your vintage finds into made-to-measure garments. Taking place regularly throughout the year, and home to over 50 hand-selected traders, this is a fair not to be missed. Get the details here.